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Thursday
Feb152018

Taped Up for a Cause

What is better than taping teachers to the wall? Well what if it's to raise money for a good cause? In the fall, Hurricane Maria destroyed most of Puerto Rico leaving the whole country without power and some without homes. We decided that it would be our mission as global citizens to help raise money for Puerto Rico. So during our design time we researched ways to raise money, debated and held discussions, and created a plan that the whole class loved; i.e. taping teachers to the wall.

With the help of some amazing teachers, a fantastic principal, and the generosity of the whole elementary school, we were able to raise just over 800 Euros. We decided to send the money to Unidos Por Puerto Rico which will ensure that this money is put to good use where it matters most. While we enjoyed getting to tape teachers to the wall, we are really proud to see our hard work pay off.

Wednesday
Feb142018

"The Emperor's New Clothes" at the ACS Athens Theater

On Monday February 12th, 2018 and on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 ACS students had the opportunity to watch a theatrical performance in the Theater at ACS Athens.

Elli Katsinavaki and her team, Polkadot Productions, presented Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale "The Emperor's New Clothes", the story of an immature, selfish, and vain ruler.

Actors and students together on stage, sang, danced and acted! Through the imagery of the fashion world we discovered, in the most humorous and playful way, the joy of collaboration and creativity.

With its detailed script, its imaginative direction, and its perfect support material, students had the chance to engage in interesting conversations and be presented with lifelong lessons, such as the importance of being yourself!

 

Thursday
Feb082018

Partnership for Student Success | "Responding to bullying: tips and resources for parents"

The Office of Student Affairs and the Learning Enhancement Programs present:

Partnership for Student Success
Parents and Professionals Coming Together to Share and Learn Strategies to Empower Students

The ACS Athens IIC Learning Enhancement Program is proud to continue an initiative established to address parents' and educators' collective interest in the well-being and development of students. Parents and professionals are cordially invited to join "Partnership for Student Success", a series of presentations and forums that will provide the opportunity to share and learn strategies to empower student learners. Sessions will be scheduled monthly and will include a presentation on a topic related to promoting students’ academic, emotional and social well-being followed by a discussion of the topic.

"Responding to bullying: tips and resources for parents"

Date: Thursday, February 15 2018, 9:30 - 11:00 am

Venue: Conference Room (Administration Building, second floor)

Speaker: Mr. Stelios Kalogridakis, Middle School Counselor

R.S.V.P. for each session to Ms. Vicky Koumbouni at koumbouniv@acs.gr

For more information contact Mrs. Chris Perakis, Director, IIC Learning Enhancement Programs, 2106070283, or Ms. Danai Papaioannou, Student Affairs Officer, 2106070227.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Cyber bullying: Review of status and Prevention Efforts
  • Overall school approach to Bullying
  • Student Resources
  • Parent Resources
  • Healing the scars of bullyinging

Mr. Kalogridakis was born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Rutgers University in NJ, then his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Boston University, and holds both Massachusetts and New Jersey teaching certifications. He has also completed extended course work for a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis.

Mr. Kalogridakis has been a counselor at ACS the last 10 years and is in his 3rd year as the Middle School Counselor. Throughout his career at ACS Athens, Mr. Kalogridakis has supported students during times of crisis (including issues of bullying) and has provided them with emotional support and practical information on coping strategies to reduce stress and improve their well-being.

Wednesday
Jan312018

ACS Athens announces: 2 new full Academic Scholarships for students entering 9th Grade

ACS announces new high-school scholarship

ACS Athens announces two new, full, 4-year Academic Scholarships, in the names of "Panagiotis Gialamas" and "Thomas Gialamas" which will provide two new students entering 9th Grade in September 2018 with the unique opportunity to study and prepare for college in the best international school in Greece. Specifically:

The "Thomas Gialamas" 4-year Academic Scholarship

Established in honor of the late father of Mr. Nick Gialamas, a member of the ACS Athens Advisory Council and Area President of the Midwest for "HUB International" in Chicago, IL.

The students must meet the following requirements:

  1. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (out of 4) or average score of 18 (out of 20).
  2. They must pass the ACS Athens Admissions Test (English & Mathematics)
  3. They must have unique and authentic talent in at least one academic area (Science, Art, etc.)
  4. They must exhibit impeccable Ethos;
  5. They must not be related in any way to the Gialamas family;
  6. The students must write an essay in English reflecting on: "The responsibility of today's citizens to serve humanity."


The "Panagiotis Gialamas" 4-year Academic Scholarship

Established in honor of the late father of Dr. Stefanos Gialamas, ACS Athens President, who was an educator that devoted 35 years in serving humanity by educating, inspiring and shaping the characters of his students, including underprivileged children.

The students must meet the following requirements:

  1. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (out of 4) or average score of 18 (out of 20).
  2. They must pass the ACS Athens Admissions Test (English & Mathematics)
  3. They must have unique and authentic talent in at least one academic area (Science, Art, etc.)
  4. They must exhibit impeccable Ethos;
  5. They must not be related in any way to the Gialamas family;
  6. The students must write an essay in English, reflecting on: If we define "Ethos" as the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution, what is the Ethos that should characterize the 21st Century global citizen?

Both the "Panagiotis Gialamas" and the "Thomas Gialamas" High School Scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition and school fees per student for a maximum of four consecutive years, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Interested students must submit their applications and cover letter for either of the 2 scholarships online, at www.acs.gr/admission-guide or contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 210-6070251 by April 30, 2018.




To ACS Athens ανακοινώνει 2 νέες τετραετείς Ακαδημαϊκές Υποτροφίες για μαθητές Γ’ Γυμνασίου

Το ACS Athens ανακοινώνει δύο νέες ακαδημαϊκές υποτροφίες τετραετούς διάρκειας στο όνομα "Παναγιώτης Γιαλαμάς" και "Θωμάς Γιαλαμάς", για μαθητές που ξεκινούν την Γ’ Γυμνασίου το Σεπτέμβριο του 2018 και θέλουν να ολοκληρώσουν τη Μέση Εκπαίδευση στο καλύτερο Διεθνές Σχολείο της Ελλάδας και να προετοιμαστούν κατάλληλα για εισαγωγή σε Πανεπιστήμια του εξωτερικού.

Τετραετής Ακαδημαϊκή Υποτροφία «Θωμάς Γιαλαμάς»

Η υποτροφία προσφέρεται στο όνομα του πατέρα του κ. Νίκου Γιαλαμά, μέλους του ACS Athens Advisory Council και Προέδρου του "HUB International" από το Σικάγο, ΗΠΑ.

Οι υποψήφιοι πρέπει να τηρούν τις παρακάτω προϋποθέσεις:

  1. Να έχουν ελάχιστο μέσο όρο βαθμολογίας 18 στα 20.
  2. Να έχουν περάσει επιτυχώς από την εισαγωγική δοκιμασία του ACS Athens στα Αγγλικά και Μαθηματικά.
  3. Να έχουν επιδείξει ξεχωριστό ταλέντο σε ένα τουλάχιστον ακαδημαϊκό τομέα (Επιστήμες, Τέχνες κλπ)
  4. Να έχουν επιδείξει άριστο χαρακτήρα
  5. Να μη έχουν καμία συγγένεια με την οικογένεια Γιαλαμά
  6. Να γράψουν έκθεση στα αγγλικά με θέμα: "The responsibility of today's citizens to serve humanity."

Τετραετής Ακαδημαϊκή Υποτροφία «Παναγιώτης Γιαλαμάς»

Η υποτροφία προσφέρεται στο όνομα του πατέρα του Δρ. Στέφανου Γιαλαμά, Προέδρου του ΑCS Athens, ο οποίος αφιέρωσε 35 χρόνια στην υπηρεσία του ανθρώπου, εκπαιδεύοντας, εμπνέοντας και διαμορφώνοντας τον χαρακτήρα των παιδιών καθώς και των μη προνομιούχων μαθητών.

Οι υποψήφιοι πρέπει να τηρούν τις παρακάτω προϋποθέσεις:

  1. Να έχουν ελάχιστο μέσο όρο βαθμολογίας 18 στα 20
  2. Να έχουν περάσει επιτυχώς από την εισαγωγική δοκιμασία του ACS Athens στα Αγγλικά και Μαθηματικά
  3. Να έχουν επιδείξει ξεχωριστό ταλέντο σε ένα τουλάχιστον ακαδημαϊκό τομέα (Επιστήμες, Τέχνες κλπ)
  4. Να έχουν επιδείξει άριστο χαρακτήρα
  5. Να μη έχουν καμία συγγένεια με την οικογένεια Γιαλαμά
  6. Να γράψουν έκθεση στα αγγλικά με θέμα: If we define "Ethos" as the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution, what is the Ethos that should characterize the 21st Century global citizen?

Οι τετραετείς Υποτροφίες Λυκείου "Παναγιώτης Γιαλαμάς" και "Θωμάς Γιαλαμάς" καλύπτουν ολόκληρο το κόστος διδάκτρων στο ACS Athens, συμπεριλαμβανομένου και του Διεθνούς Απολυτηρίου (ΙΒ).
Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μπορούν να καταθέσουν την αίτησή τους και μια εισαγωγική επιστολή για οποιαδήποτε από τις δύο Υποτροφίες ηλεκτρονικά στο www.acs.gr/admission-guide ή να επικοινωνήσουν με το γραφείο Εγγραφών του ACS Athens στο 210-6070251 μέχρι τις 30 Απριλίου 2018.

Wednesday
Jan242018

First Cumulative Count of the New House Points

The race is on!



Tuesday
Jan232018

ACS Athens happy to welcome Alums at hot chocolate gathering!

Cheers to our ACS Alumni!

Every year, the ACS Athens community holds a hot chocolate gathering for ACS Athens, students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents and of course, alumni. On the day before the holiday break hot chocolate is served while many sing karaoke, laugh and converse.

This year alumni left their mark by signing their name, ACS Athens graduation year, and the college/university they attended. Forty alumni participated in total! It was a simple and yet creative way to record the event and will, no doubt, become a yearly tradition. Most importantly however, seeing ACS Alumni at the event ranging from the class of 1965 to the class of 2017 was heartwarming.

ACS Athens educates students from 62 different nationalities and 98% of our graduates are accepted into their best fit universities, mainly in the U.S. and U.K. Even though alums are all over the world, it is truly wonderful to see them coming back to where it all began.

Some of you have called ACS Athens home, where you come to see your past teachers; your mentors and many of your friends. Some of us have come back to work at the same campus where we grew up; an environment that encourages diversity and out-of- the-box thinking.

We want to encourage all alumni to come back and visit, either at our hot chocolate event or anytime. Come by not only to sign our banner, but to also see how ACS Athens continues to grow and develop. Yet, one thing stays the same, even though the years go by, we still gather and celebrate like one big family.

Happy New Year, 2018, ACS Athens Alums!